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Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Apple Watch App, Amazon’s Store on Wheels

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Apple Watch App, Amazon’s Store on Wheels

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon’s New Apple Watch App Alerts You To Nearby Deals, Lets You Buy From Your Wrist (TechCrunch)… YP’s Split and Local.com’s Bankruptcy: Ain’t No Big Deal (Street Fight)… Shyp Nabs Foursquare’s Varun Shetty To Run Business Development (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Booking App, Bing Adds Local Inventory

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Booking App, Bing Adds Local Inventory

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGroupon Buys European Last-Minute Hotel Booking App Blink To Boost Its Travel Business (TheNextWeb)… Bing To Include Local Product Inventory In Search Results (SearchEngineLand)… Foursquare Touts 40M Users In Bid For Renewed Relevancy (CNet)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Upgrades Places, PlaceIQ Tracks In-Store Visits

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Upgrades Places, PlaceIQ Tracks In-Store Visits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Upgrades Its Google Places Dashboard With Google+ Local Integration (Search Engine Land)… SMG to Track How Mobile Ads Lead to In-store Visits (AdAge)… Local.com Launches Premium National-Local Ad Network (Screenwerk)…

Local Corp CEO: Mobile Is a Type of Traffic, Not a Type of Product

Isa Jones

Local Corp CEO: Mobile Is a Type of Traffic, Not a Type of Product

Street Fight recently caught up with Local Corporation CEO Heath Clarke, who has helmed the company since 2001 — several lifetimes ago in Internet years. He talked about the company’s position in the hyperlocal ecosystem, the growing importance of mobile for SMBs and the future of daily deals as a category…

Openings & New Hires at Patch, MapQuest, Local.com, and More

Kelly Benish

Openings & New Hires at Patch, MapQuest, Local.com, and More

At JiWire, another departure; Patch brings on a few new department heads; UBL and Delivery.com continue to add to their teams. Plus, longtime Borrell Associates executive Peter Conti makes the jump to Local Media Association, and JT Batson becomes chief revenue officer at Cumulus Media. Looking for a new gig? Openings at Local.com, Patch, Microsoft, Google and more…

Street Fight Daily: 10.06.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 10.06.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

U.K. regional newspaper publisher Northcliffe Media wants publishers to pay to be part of its hyperlocal network. The group is beginning a “franchise” model, where “franchisees” must pay Northcliffe at least £6,995 ($10810.24) plus VAT to run their own local site. For that, they would get keys to the site, the “ability to sell advertising space” themselves, a “marketing pack” and “handbook” and a whole three days’ training. (Paid Content)…

“It’s not worth trying to be comprehensive” in hyperlocal, writes publisher Richard Jones. “Focus on doing what you’re able to do and do it well, rather than trying to take on the impossible.” (Richard Jones Journalism Blog)…

Street Fight Daily: 05.02.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 05.02.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.

Online local media and search company Local.com has acquired location-based shopping data aggregator Krillion for $3.5 million in cash. The company provides local shopping information on over 70,000 consumer products from over 50,000 retailers, including in-store availability, comparison pricing, current discounts and images. (TechCrunch)…

Startup thruSocial offers neighborhood pizza places and Pilates studios a one-stop platform to create their own promotions, which the company distributes to social-networking sites, as well as its own consumer-end deals site, thrupon.com. (GigaOm)…

AOL’s Patch network of hyperlocal blogs, which has suggested that a number of initiatives are coming to increase community engagement with its sites, has hired well-respected Brooklyn hyperlocal blogger Liena Zagare to lead the effort. (PaidContent)…